Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1(also 'Bama)Alabama (used especially with reference to the University of Alabama or its sports teams)
- ‘I don't think Bama's offense is that much of a threat’
- ‘the prettiest of all Bama lakes’
2(also bama, bamma)(in African American usage) an unsophisticated or unfashionable person, specifically one who is a native or inhabitant of the rural American South.
- ‘I'm not one of those slow-minded, small-town bamas that you're used to dealing with’
1920s abbreviation of Alabama.
An Aboriginal person, especially one from northern Queensland.
From various north Queensland languages, literally ‘man’.
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